Meet the Doctors – Free Heart Health Seminar

Cottage Heart & Vascular Center - Meet the Doctor Event

Join us at our upcoming free Meet the Doctor seminar to learn about preventing and treating carotid artery disease. Dr. Daniel B. Alfson, a vascular surgeon affiliated with the Cottage Heart and Vascular Center, will present and answer questions.

The Heart and Vascular Center at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital is a nationally recognized regional destination for cardiovascular expertise and medical management of complex heart and vascular conditions.

Preventing and Treating Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease occurs when the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain are narrowed. This can often lead to stroke.

Daniel B. Alfson, MD, RPVI recently began clinical practice as a vascular and endovascular surgeon with Santa Barbara Vascular Specialists after completing his vascular surgery fellowship at Boston Medical Center and general surgery residency at Los Angeles County / USC. He brings to the Santa Barbara community a breadth of experience and innovation in technology for both open surgical and minimally invasive endovascular therapy for the treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and venous thrombosis or insufficiency.

  • Monday, January 31 - 4- 5pm
  • Register by clicking the button below

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Patient Testimonials - Watch Their Stories

  • Denise Auclair, Cottage Heart and Vascular Center patient
  • Evelyn Alberts, Cottage Heart and Vascular Center patient

Denise was enjoying a normal Saturday when she suddenly collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. At the hospital, she was diagnosed with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and an irregular heartbeat which eventually caused her heart to stop beating. Specialists at the Cottage Heart and Vascular Center inserted a pacemaker to help control Denise’s heart rhythm.

Watch Denise's Story

Evelyn Alberts, 90, was too high risk for open heart surgery. She chose to undergo the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure at the Cottage Heart & Vascular Center.

Watch Evelyn's Story

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